Easy Publishing to the Central Repository

I have been doing a lot of video tutorials in the past year or more. I should probably write about my tips on how to do that some time – not today though. Today I want to introduce you to a series of videos that will help you with publishing your artifacts to the Central Repository. After authoring a lot of the content for the Central Repository documentation, we set out to produce a short video series.

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Android Maven Plugin 4.4.1 Released

It has been a while since the last release of the Android Maven Plugin, and things like holidays and setting up a new computer got into the way. But now I am all up and running on a Kubuntu VM for my development. So much better than using OSX! I am glad to be back in Linux land for all my development. Even if it is on a VM running on a OSX. Thanks to Oracle and VirtualBox that is possible. And there were a LOT of contributions since the 4.3.0 release and I ran into some trouble with 4.4.0 so here you have the changelog for the shiny, new 4.4.1 release.

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CLS, OSCON and Devoxx4Kids

This year is was time again to attend the Community Leadership Summit and OSCON. Taking my boys along I took the opportunity to attend and help at the Devoxx4Kids event as well. During OSCON I attended a whole lot of interesting session through a wide array of topics and presented myself as well. Read more →

ksoap2-android 3.4.0 and next steps

Since April 2010 when I took over ownership of the ksoap2-android project, a lot of bug fixes and minor improvements have gone into the project from myself and other contributors. Even though the project is really only in maintenance mode it is still a major choice for anybody having to access SOAP web-services in an Android application. This is what originally got me to use, enhance and in the end adopt and manage the project.

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Android Maven Plugin 4.0.0 ships

I can’t believe how time flies. The Android Maven Plugin’s first commits happened in 2008 shortly after the Android Beta release. My first commits are from October 2009. That was when Android 1.6 was new and shiny. Since then a lot has happened in the Android ecosystem and everyone, including your grandma, knows about Android. For the Android Maven Plugin and my involvement the same applies and now it is time to celebrate our 4.0.0 release.

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Android Development Growing Up – Fireside Chat at AnDevCon 5

AnDevCon
time is here again and for the first time the greatest Android conference from developers for developers is moving to the east coast. I am back as well and will be making my way to Boston. And of course I will be running the fireside chat event again! By now the fireside chats are an important and well loved event at each AnDevCon. They allow the attendees to exchange ideas and ask their peers and a number of pros on the panel questions in an open format. This time Robert Green of Battery Powered Games fame will join me as co-host for a very interesting topic….

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